Russian Vocabulary (and Wisdom)

How to say "heart" in Russian

This Russian word is one of the top 1000 words in Russian. The complete list of most common Russian words is available here.


Meaning: heart, bosom

Pronunciation: [SYEHR-tseh]

Part of speech: noun (neuter noun)

Rank: #317 (see frequency list)

I like this book. The pages are folded in the shape of a heart.
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 Example sentences:
  • У меня́ здорóвое сéрдце.
  • I have a healthy heart.
  • Недáвно Алексáндру сдéлали оперáцию на сéрдце.
  • Alexander had a heart operation lately.
  •  literal  Lately they did a heart operation to Alexander.
  • Cлы́шишь, как сéрдце стучи́т?
  • Do you hear my heart beating?
  •  literal  Do you hear how the heart is beating?
  • Свéта - чудécная дéвушка, дóброе сéрдце.
  • Svieta is a wonderful girl, a tender heart.
  • Мы от всегó céрдца поздравля́ем вас с юбилéeм.
  • We congratulate you whole-heartedly on your anniversary.
  •  literal  We congratulate you from all our heart with anniversary
  • Он такóй жестóкий, у негó прócто нет céрдца!
  • He is so cruel, he simply has no heart!
  • Остáвь меня́, у меня́ на сéрдце тяжелó.
  • Leave me, my heart is heavy.
  • Актëр завоевáл нáши сердцá.
  • The actor won our hearts.
  • Дорогáя, моë céрдце принадлежи́т вам.
  • My dear, my heart belongs to you.
  • У вас есть что-нибу́дь от сéрдца?
  • Do you have something against heart disease?
  •  literal  Do you have something for heart?
  • Мать прижáла младéнца к сéрдцу.
  • Mother clasped the baby to her heart.
  • Гости́ница нахóдится на Арбáте, в сáмом сéрдце Москвы́.
  • The hotel is on the Arbat street, in the very heart or Moscow.
  • Клуб организóван специáльно для одинóких сердéц.
  • The club was organized especially for lonely hearts.
  • Когдá началáсь войнá, онá уже носи́ла егó под сéрдцем.
  • When the war started, she was already pregnant with him.
  •  literal  When the war started, she was already carrying him under her heart.
  • Мне эта кни́га по сéрдцу.
  • I like this book.
  •  literal  This book is after my heart.

 Idioms and set expressions:
  • золотóe céрдце = tender heart
      literal  golden heart
  • хрáброе сéрдце = brave heart
  • от всегó céрдца = whole-heartedly
      literal  from all smb's heart
  • сéрдце чу́ет беду́ = my heart misgives me
      literal  my heart feels misfortune
  • отдáть своë сéрдце кому́-либо = lose one's heart to smb
      literal  give one's heart to smb
  • céрдце крóвью обливáется = smb's heart is bleeding
  • céрдце рáдуется = it does one's heart good
      literal  smb's heart feels happy
  • в сéрдцaх = in a fit of temper
      literal  in hearts
  • дáма сéрдца = lady-love
      literal  lady of smb's heart
  • от чи́стого сéрдца = in all sincerity
      literal  from the pure heart
  • предлaгáть ру́ку и сéрдце кому́-либо = offer smb one's hand and heart
  • принимáть бли́зко к сéрдцу = take smth close to heart
  • скрепя́ сéрдце = reluctantly
  • по сéрдцу = to one's liking
      literal  after one's heart
  • всем сéрдцем = with all one's heart
  • c замирáнием сéрдца = with a sinking heart
  • сéрдце разрывáется = smb's heart is breaking
 Related words:
  • душá = soul
  • ум = wit
  • сердéчный = heart (adjective), cardiac
  • сердéчно = cordially, sincerelly
  • сердéчник = heart sufferer
 Proverbs and sayings:
  • C глаз долóй - из сéрдца вон.
  • Out of sight, out of mind.
  •  literal  Out of eyes, out of heart.
  • Сéрдцу не прикáжешь.
  • Love can not be forced.
  •  literal  Heart can not be ordered.
  • Сéрдце сéрдцу весть подаëт.
  • Close people think the same simultaneously.
  •  literal  One heart gives message to the other.
  • Céрдце не кáмень - тает.
  • The heart is not a stone, it melts.
  • Cлóвo - не стрелá, a céрдце насквóзь рази́т.
  • A word is not an arrow, but it strikes the heart through.
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Word recordings: Copyright(c) 2006 Streit Goulnara, Streit Eric, Vion Nicolas. Copyright(c) 2007 S. Sakhno, N. Vion. Distributed under CC-BY.

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